SOME HANDS-ON COURSES PREPARE STUDENTS FOR A CAREER
At high schools across Rowan County, students aren’t just cracking open the books.They’re hitting hammers to nails in carpentry classes.Masonry students are laying bricks onto mortar, nursing students are pumping blood pressure cuffs and cosmetology students are snipping scissors. Middle and high schools at the Rowan-Salisbury School System offer a variety of career and technical education (CTE) classes, but availability depends on the level of interest at each school.Students can choose a concentration in business, career development, family and consumer science, health occupations, marketing, technology and trade and industrial education. An agricultural program is available at South Rowan, East Rowan, West Rowan and Carson high schools.During many of these courses, the students go beyond learning in a classroom to get hands-on experience in their field of interest. And the offerings are changing all the time.
Henderson Independent High School will soon be home to the county’s first culinary arts program. They’re taking bids now for construction of a facility with a commercial kitchen.